Jowe Harfouche is the Executive Director of the Network of Arab Alternative Screens. He is also a filmmaker. With Ginger Beirut, he produced feature films for the likes of Ghassan Salhab, Nadine Labaki, Simon El Haber, Vatché Boulghourjian, Rabih Mroué, Alia Farid, and Mark Lewis, working in various roles ranging from line producer and assistant director to post-producer and editor. As an independent filmmaker, he edited the feature film 28 Nights and a Poem by Akram Zaatari, directed music videos for Mashrou’ Leila and Aziza. He has also directed viral video campaigns for local and regional NGO’s such as the Migrant Workers’ Task Force, Lebanese School for the Blind and Deaf, and SADA for Contemporary Art Education in Baghdad.
In addition to his work in cinema and film, he serves as President of Masrah Ensemble, a nonprofit theatre organization that aims to reconfigure audiences and to encourage transcendent, riveting theatre. Born and raised in Lebanon, and with degrees in animation, film, and television production from Notre Dame University (Lebanon) and Trebas (Montreal, Quebec), Harfouche lives in Beirut.